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I'm sure the FWT Champion is nowhere near fading. I don't even undertsnad the reasoning behind that comment.
Candide "laying low", "disappearing into the mist"?? Are you people on crack? This last year or so Candide has been killing it harder than anyone in the history of freeskiing ever has.
Candide Kamera 1?
Candide Kamera 2?
Red Bull Linecatcher?
Freeride World Tour title IN HIS ROOKIE YEAR?
Candide is most certainly not "done". If he doesn't win the Skier of the Year in Freeskier and Powder something is seriously wrong with the freeskiing community.
HD Candide Kamera 2 | Season 2010 Candide Thovex from chefsalat on Vimeo.
A lot of people have said that Big Bertha was stupid, but if we are ever going to see people putting down triples, particularly triple corks, properly, something of this size will have to happen again eventually won't it?
People have said that a step over of that size would be safer, but you'd have to be hitting the thing at something around 80-90mph/130-140km/h.
If they built another Big Bertha, a 140-150ft step down, I reckon Bobby, Henshaw etc could handle it. You could have an airbag on the knuckle to reduce the chance of people doing what Candide did. Could that be the way forward for the biggest kickers?